The best bits are where Cobbett rides through a landscape that you know well today. He was a keen observer of nature and agriculture, and you can get a wonderful image of how the land has changed, or where it has stayed the same. His political polemics on the cost of corn and agricultural policy are a bit difficult to follow almost 200 years later. And, on a more trivial note, I was amazed at how many turnips were being grown all across England at that time.
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